David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Disaster assistance extended for more flooded Queensland communities

December 2, 2021

Disaster assistance has been made available to support flood impacted residents and communities in Central, Southern and Western Queensland as the flooding emergency continues to unfold.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the support will include personal hardship payments for the impacted residents of Inglewood.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

“Personal Hardship Assistance grants are now available for Inglewood residents who were evacuated ahead of the major peak in the Macintyre Brook on Tuesday night,” he said.

“Grants of up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, are available to eligible people experiencing financial hardship and distress as a result of the floods.

“This financial support will provide for immediate recovery needs and help people get back in their homes and on their feet, including help to safely reconnect essential services to their homes.”

In addition, the local councils of Barcaldine, Goondiwindi, Maranoa, South Burnett and Toowoomba can rest assured the costs of clean-up and restoration will also be covered by the DRFA.

“We continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with these communities to assist in repairing the damage caused by these events,” Mr Littleproud said.

This assistance adds to the disaster assistance already available in Barcoo, Blackall-Tambo, Boulia, Diamantina and Southern Downs as a result of the widespread flooding earlier in November.

For information on Personal Hardship Assistance, contact the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 or visit www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s website at www.qra.qld.gov.au